In my British Passport the expiry date is given as 08APR meaning 8th April. It is followed by AVR24 for year of expiry. What does the AVR24 stand for?

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    any chance you're seeing APR/AVR followed by 24? The French for April is Avril, and your passport might expire in 2024. Jan 9, 2019 at 15:23

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They are written in the following format:

Day English-Month /French-Month Year

So for example:

01 Aug /Aout 25

For 1st August 2025.

Your date is simply 8th April 2024.

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    I've known this almost my entire life and it still takes me a few moments to parse, every time. ^_^ Jan 9, 2019 at 18:32
  • Yeah, I have exactly the same problem!
    – Muzer
    Jan 10, 2019 at 9:59

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